Since 2002 the Portuguese health care system has been undergoing a major and long awaited reform. Just like the National Health Service in the United Kingdom, Portugal’s free health service was suffering from under investment, over subscription and was buckling under the weight of ineffectiveness.
Comoros health sector has been looked after by the hospitals that are located on the islands of Comoros. But these hospitals of Comoros are not that well developed and are dependent on traditional healers. People having financial stability, go to France or Madagascar for medical treatment.
Healthcare facilities in Fiji urban areas are adequate for routine medical problems. In the rural areas staff training is limited and there are often shortages of supplies and medications. Emergency response is extremely limited, and the few ambulances available are poorly equipped and staffed.
Travellers are recommended to take out full medical insurance before departure. Tuvalu's only hospital is in Funafuti; the outer islands only have trained nurses. More serious and complicated problems may require medicinal evacuation to Fiji or Australia.
In traditional Solomon Island society, every disease has a spiritual cause or explanation to it. Before Western-introduced diseases, there were traditional cures for most diseases. With the introduction of Western diseases and medicine, the whole equation changed drastically.